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The Transformation - By the Numbers

A Preview of the St. Pete Times Forum Makeover

Friday, 10.14.2011 / 9:00 AM / Best of the Web
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The Transformation - By the Numbers

St Pete Times Forum - Seats

TAKE A SEAT!
All of the St. Pete Times Forum’s seats have been replaced. Plastic style stadium chairs have been replaced with cushioned theater-style seats. Yes, that’s nearly 20,000 new seats!
 
HOLD ME TIGHT
Each of the St. Pete Times Forum’s new seats will feature a cupholder. No more beverages standing on the ground, hoping not to be kicked over.


St Pete Times Forum - West Entrance

A STEP UP
The new front entrance staircase will feature 24 steps.

SOUVENIR CHEERS
A new Team Store at the Main entrance will soon measure approximately 4,000 square feet and be open to the Plaza on a daily basis.

THAT’S THE TICKET
The new Ticket Office at the main entrance will feature 14 individual points of sale and will call windows, and a new digital LED display


HIGH NOTES
The soon to be installed Digital Pipe Organ will be perched 8’9” above it’s surrounding bar and stage.
 
PIPING HOT 
The pipe organ stage will feature 63 pipes, 126 controllable theatrical lights and
a team logo measuring 41 x 15 feet. 

THE MOTHER SHIP
The new Digital Pipe Organ will feature 5 keyboards, 42 ranks of sounds and a sound system comprised of 260 dedicated speakers.


CLOSER TO THE ACTION
On the 4 corners of the building’s main concourse, 8 Luxury Suites have been completely removed to open the hallways to the sights and sounds in the arena.

ON THE SURFACE
Over 75,000 square feet covering the arena’s concourses, promenade & terrace level have been totally resurfaced and sealed. 

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
242 new sport lights have been installed to increase our game night lighting by doubling our foot candle levels  -  to exceed NHL standards and enhance HD broadcasts.


St Pete Times Forum - Skyline from the Bud Light Party Deck

SUNSET VIEW
When it’s completed, the new Terrace Level Outdoor Party Deck will total approximately 10,000 square feet of offering the best view of downtown anywhere.

A PLACE OF THEIR OWN
When completed the new Terrace Level Outdoor Party Deck will offer 300 Level guests 5 new concession stands and beverage bars with 5 points of purchase.


BE COOL!
Our new building management system now enhances HVAC efficiently for total fan comfort.
A new arena distribution system will circulate air more evenly than in the past.

IT’S HANDLED
3 new air handlers have been installed to compliment the replacement of the existing 3 air handlers for maximum climate control.

GREEN NUMBERS
Nearly 2,200 tons of waste resulting from the transformation have been recycled…with 63% of it being donated to local charites.


St Pete Times Forum - Suites

NEW FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
69 Luxury Suites will soon be completely renovated, enlarged and with slick cool-to-touch in-counter burners and flat screen TVs.

TAKE A REST
To help enlarge our Club Level Suites, 72 restrooms have been removed and are being replaced with 8 exclusive hallway restrooms.


THAT HOLLYWOOD TOUCH
7 new motorized Mac 3 theatrical lights will soon be installed to bring a premiere feel to every event.

RING OF FIRE
New Daktronics LED digital signage will eventually grace all 360 degrees of the terrace level.

A PLETHORA OF PIXELS
Along with the new Upper 360 LED display, 14 other new LED displays will soon be installed…for a combined total of 1.7 million square pixels.


THE CUISINE SCENE
The St. Pete Times Forum’s main restaurants, formerly Icons & Medallions…are in the process of being completely transformed into one grand 9,000 square foot dining experience!

HOME COOKIN’
The Kitchen to service our main restaurant will be completely replaced with 4 ovens, 1 broiler, 10 prep stations, 3 refrigerators and a 320 sq. ft. freezer.


IT TAKES A VILLAGE
Approximately 1,250 men and women have worked non-stop over the last four months…to date, combining for more than 175,000 hours on the job site.

A REAL JOB SITE
Approximately 35 major contractors have been utilized on site at the St. Pete Times Forum. 85% of the costs for the transformation have been paid to Florida firms for labor or products supplied by Florida firms.

BIG COMMITMENT
The cost of the St. Pete Times Forum transformation is approximately $40 million and independently funded with no financial burden placed on the community.